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First Lines of the New Tom McCarthy

By posted at 11:54 am on May 14, 2010 4

Here are the first lines of the new Tom McCarthy novel, C, forthcoming in September: “Dr. Learmont, newly appointed general practitioner for the districts of West Masedown and New Eliry, rocks and jolts on the front seat of a trap as it descends the lightly sloping path of Versoie House. He has sore buttocks: the seat’s hard and uncushioned.”





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4 Responses to “First Lines of the New Tom McCarthy”

  1. Art & Revelry
    at 2:37 pm on May 14, 2010

    [...] Max Magee, at The Millions, has just posted the first lines of the new novel from Remainder author Tom McCarthy, titled C. [...]

  2. Roguemovement
    at 3:12 am on May 15, 2010

    What was the point of that?

  3. Matt
    at 10:02 am on May 15, 2010

    Do you have an ARC of it? Have ARCs been spotted in the wild yet?

  4. Matt
    at 1:12 am on May 25, 2010

    McCarthy’s novel Remainder was a revelation. In my eyes he’s one of the most talented young authors on the scene. Its a shame he’s not more widely read. Maybe C will be the book that breaks him out, maybe not, but either way Im greatly anticipating this book to see how McCarthy’s style and voice continues to develop.

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